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Jeremiah 10:8 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— But they are together brutish and foolish: the instruction of idols! it is but a stock.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— But they are altogether brutish and foolish: the stock [is] a doctrine of vanities.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— But they are altogether stupid and foolish [In their] discipline of delusion—their idol is wood!
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— But they are altogether brutish and foolish: the stock [is] a doctrine of vanities.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— But they are one and all senseless and foolish; the teaching of vanities is a stock.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— But, at once, do they become brutish and stupid,—An example of utmost vanity, is, a tree!
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— And in one they are brutish and foolish, An instruction of vanities [is] the tree itself.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— They shall be all proved together to be senseless and foolish: the doctrine of their vanity is wood.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— But they are altogether brutish and foolish: the stocke is a doctrine of vanities.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— [Absent from Manuscript]
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— But they are altogether brutish and foolish: the stock [is] a doctrine of vanities.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
But they are altogether 259
{0259} Prime
אֶחָד
'echad
{ekh-awd'}
A numeral from H0258; properly united, that is, one; or (as an ordinal) first.
brutish 1197
{1197} Prime
בָּעַר
ba`ar
{baw-ar'}
A primitive root; to kindle, that is, consume (by fire or by eating); also (as denominative from H1198) to be (become) brutish.
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
and foolish: 3688
{3688} Prime
כָּסַל
kacal
{kaw-sal'}
A primitive root; properly to be fat, that is, (figuratively) silly.
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
the stock 6086
{6086} Prime
עֵץ
`ets
{ates}
From H6095; a tree (from its firmness); hence wood (plural sticks).
[is] a doctrine 4148
{4148} Prime
מוּסָר
muwcar
{moo-sawr'}
From H3256; properly chastisement; figuratively reproof, warning or instruction; also restraint.
of vanities. 1892
{1892} Prime
הֶבֶל
hebel
{heh'-bel}
From H1891; emptiness or vanity; figuratively something transitory and unsatisfactory; often used as an adverb.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Jeremiah 10:8

_ _ altogether — rather, “all alike” [Maurer]. Even the so-called “wise” men (Jeremiah 10:7) of the Gentiles are on a level with the brutes and “foolish,” namely, because they connive at the popular idolatry (compare Romans 1:21-28). Therefore, in Daniel and Revelation, the world power is represented under a bestial form. Man divests himself of his true humanity, and sinks to the level of the brute, when he severs his connection with God (Psalms 115:8; Jonah 2:8).

_ _ stock is a doctrine of vanities — The stock (put for the worship of all idols whatever, made out of a stock) speaks for itself that the whole theory of idolatry is vanity (Isaiah 44:9-11). Castalio translates, “the very wood itself confuting the vanity” (of the idol).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Jeremiah 10:1-16.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Jeremiah 10:8

But they are altogether senseless and foolish: the stock [is] a (e) doctrine of vanities.

(e) Because the people thought that to have images was a means to serve God, and to bring them to the knowledge of him, he shows that nothing more displeases God, nor brings man into greater errors and ignorance of God: and therefore he calls them the doctrine of vanity, the work of errors, (Jeremiah 10:15). (Habakkuk 2:18) calls them the teachers of lies: contrary to that wicked opinion, that they are the books of the lay people.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
altogether:
Heb. in one, or at once

brutish:

Jeremiah 10:14 Every man is brutish in [his] knowledge: every founder is confounded by the graven image: for his molten image [is] falsehood, and [there is] no breath in them.
Jeremiah 51:17-18 Every man is brutish by [his] knowledge; every founder is confounded by the graven image: for his molten image [is] falsehood, and [there is] no breath in them. ... They [are] vanity, the work of errors: in the time of their visitation they shall perish.
Psalms 115:8 They that make them are like unto them; [so is] every one that trusteth in them.
Psalms 135:18 They that make them are like unto them: [so is] every one that trusteth in them.
Isaiah 41:29 Behold, they [are] all vanity; their works [are] nothing: their molten images [are] wind and confusion.
Habakkuk 2:18 What profiteth the graven image that the maker thereof hath graven it; the molten image, and a teacher of lies, that the maker of his work trusteth therein, to make dumb idols?
Zechariah 10:2 For the idols have spoken vanity, and the diviners have seen a lie, and have told false dreams; they comfort in vain: therefore they went their way as a flock, they were troubled, because [there was] no shepherd.
Romans 1:21-22 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified [him] not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. ... Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,

the stock:

Jeremiah 2:27 Saying to a stock, Thou [art] my father; and to a stone, Thou hast brought me forth: for they have turned [their] back unto me, and not [their] face: but in the time of their trouble they will say, Arise, and save us.
Isaiah 44:19 And none considereth in his heart, neither [is there] knowledge nor understanding to say, I have burned part of it in the fire; yea, also I have baked bread upon the coals thereof; I have roasted flesh, and eaten [it]: and shall I make the residue thereof an abomination? shall I fall down to the stock of a tree?
Hosea 4:12 My people ask counsel at their stocks, and their staff declareth unto them: for the spirit of whoredoms hath caused [them] to err, and they have gone a whoring from under their God.
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Ps 115:8; 135:18. Is 41:29; 44:19. Jr 2:27; 10:14; 51:17. Ho 4:12. Hab 2:18. Zc 10:2. Ro 1:21.

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